Study confirms importance of exercise for knees

New research has added to the body of evidence in support of exercise for knee joint health.

Scientists at Monash University in Australia conducted a research study in order to examine the effects of physical activity on individual parts of the knee.

While several studies have examined the impact of exercise on the knee as a whole, the researchers were keen to look more closely at its effects.

They analysed data contained in 28 studies, involving nearly 10,000 people from around the world.

Their study revealed that there is a link between exercise and bony spurs, or ‘osteophytes’. In osteoarthritis, osteophytes are formed when the bone at the edge of the joint grows outwards.

See more at Arthritis Research UK
Published 04 March 2011

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